Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival
6-8 October 2017

In association with Cumbria Life
The festival for readers and writers and all who love literature


Planning for Borderlines 2017 has started


The full programme will be announced in July

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Borderlines 2017 will feature some of the best regional and national authors as well as a great range of workshops.



Poetry Please

Alexander McCall Smith

Taffy Thomas Lakeland Folktales for Children

Steve Matthews They Nationalised our Pubs

Ian Ross Historical Fiction and Historical Reality

The Bookshop Band

Val  McDermid

Hunter Davies

Malcolm Carson Poetry Breakfast

Joanna Cannon

Salley Vickers

Rebecca Smith

Simon Bradley

Jimmy McGovern in converstion with Isabelle Grey

Mari Hannah and David Mark

David Mark and Mari Hannah

David Crystal

Alan Johnson – The Long and Winding Road

Denis Perriam – Carlisle’s First learning Centre: Tullie House

Sophie Franklin

Martyn Halsall

Juliet Barker

Jan Phillipp-Sendker

Stuart Cosgrove

Antonia Hodgson

Andy Rashleigh

Angela Locke The Art of Travel Writing

Rebecca Smith

Geraldine Green

Colin Shelbourn

Antonia Hodgson

John Sadler & Co

Borderlines Book Festival is a not-for-profit organisation that has been developed through partnership working between public and private enterprise.